Czech Republic


Location map
author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb

- Central Europe;
- Neighbours: Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia.

- temperate;
- cool summers;
- cold, cloudy, humid winters.

Natural hazards:
- flooding.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:134.3people/km2
GDP*:204.5EUR billion

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Koruna
Code: CZK
Since: 1993

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 CNB estimates
Overall Property*:16%
Overall Motor*:28%




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Czech Rep FY2020 Market Portfolio And Rankings C A P

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Czech Rep 3Q2020 Market Rankings C A P

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Latest news

STATISTICS: Czech insurers' YE2020 GWP increased by 1.2% y-o-y, CNB figures show

The YE2020 statistics recently published by the Czech National Bank - CNB show that the local insurance industry totaled about CZK 168 billion (~EUR 6.4 billion), up by 1.23% y-o-y.

The life segment decreased by almost 3% to CZK 51.8 billion, while the value of paid claims and indemnities - including the change in balance of technical provisions, remained unchanged at CZK 37.5 billion.

In the case of general insurance segment, the same indicators were as follows: FY2020 GWP of CZK 116.2 billion (up by more than 3% y-o-y) and January-December 2020 payments of CZK 54.3 billion, down by 6.3% y-o-y.

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STATISTICS: CZECH REPUBLIC, 1H2020: GENERALI's subsidiaries merger gave birth to a new market leader

Czech insurers ended the first half of 2020 with GWP worth EUR 3.16 billion. Which is 4.29% less y-o-y, the Central Bank's statistics show. However, in local currency, the rate growth remained slightly positive, of about 0.6% y-o-y. In fact, the overall negative trend was mainly driven by the life insurance segment which saw a 16.8% decline in GWP, thus losing about 5p.p. of its weight in the market portfolio.

S&P re-confirms A+ rating with stable outlook for VIG Re

On October 15, 2019, the international rating agency Standard & Poor's confirmed its long-term public issuer credit rating of "A+" and financial strength rating of "A+" with stable outlook for VIG RE zajistovna, a.s., affirming the same rating VIG Re has enjoyed since its founding in 2008.

CZECHIA: CNB sets up Insurance and Pension Supervision Department

Czech National Bank (CNB) established a new Supervision Department for Insurance Companies and Pension Companies, as part of the Financial Market Supervision Department, which splits from the Prudential Supervision Department, starting October 1st, 2019.